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We’re Working Longer, Harder, And Craving Job Skills

Publication Date: October 17, 2016

Still on the fence about whether it pays to invest in job training mid-career? Then consider this: According to The State of American Jobs, a new, mammoth Pew Research Center survey conducted with the Markle Foundation, the majority of U.S. workers see continuous training as essential to their future career success. And it’s not just younger workers expressing this sentiment. Nearly 40% of older workers — those over 50 — believe so as well, Pew said.

So why do so many Americans, even those in the “twilight” of their careers, believe training must now be a lifetime commitment?

The short answer is that the workplace has experienced profound change over the past few decades. If you’re not up-to-speed with the latest skills, you’re running behind.

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